The Internet of Things (IoT) Conversation

Just before COVID-19, we had a conversation with #IoT Pioneer and bestselling author Rob Tiffany. He’s a #technology executive, #digital strategist and U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran. We discuss his journey to #mobile, connecting IoT, using IoT to combat #climatechange, his #submarine days and much more!

Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012

Windows 8 Book Front

I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, “Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012,” is now available for sale. Spending a decade travelling the globe to help the world’s largest companies design and build mobile solutions had taught me a few things.  Large organizations are not interested in constantly running on the new … Read more Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012

SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update Package 7 RTW

SQL Server Compact

Hey folks, just wanted to let you know that cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 has been released to the web. You can download the new bits over at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665342. This is a hotfix for an incorrect sort order for a subscriber in SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 that synchronizes with … Read more SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update Package 7 RTW

Simple Mobile Sync with SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Compact: Episode III

SQL Server Compact

Back in my first article, I showed you where to find Microsoft’s latest updates to the SQLCE and RDA technologies so you can begin synchronizing data with the new SQL Server 2012 (Denali) database. Just imagine, you now have mobile sync components that give you the flexibility to to work with SQL Server 7, 2000, … Read more Simple Mobile Sync with SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Compact: Episode III

Simple Mobile Sync with SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Compact: Episode II

SQL Server Compact

In my last article, I walked you through finding, downloading, installing, and configuring SQL Server 2012 Express, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 CU6, and the Sync Server Tools.  With that series of tasks completed, you’re now capable of performing data synchronization with a mobile Windows client. Open SQL Server 2012 Management Studio and connect to the local SQL … Read more Simple Mobile Sync with SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Compact: Episode II

Simple Mobile Sync with SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Compact: Episode I

SQL Server Compact

Now that SQL Server 2012 has been released, some of you might be wondering if SQL Server Compact is capable of synchronizing with it.  With the release of Cumulative Update Package 6 for SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2, the answer is a resounding yes! Build number 3.5.8088.00 adds support for replication with SQL Server “Denali” which is … Read more Simple Mobile Sync with SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Compact: Episode I

Sync Framework v4 is now Open Source, and ready to Connect any Device to SQL Server and SQL Azure

Sync

Microsoft has brought the power to synchronize data with either SQL Server on-premise or SQL Azure in the cloud to the world of mobility.

Performance and Memory Management Improvements with Windows Embedded Handheld

It should be no surprise that over 80% of enterprise handhelds shipped are running Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld.

What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

Windows Phone 8 Tiles

If you attended MIX 11 or watched it on Channel 9, you might have seen Todd Brix’s session titled “Making Money with your Applications on Windows Phone.” In this session, Todd talked about all the great things Windows Phone users and developers can expect with the new Marketplace and App Hub in the Mango timeframe.  … Read more What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

SQL Server Compact 4.0 Lands on the Web

SQL Server

With the new version 4.0, the little-database-that-could has grown up into a powerful server database ready to take on the web.

Reducing SQL Server Sync I/O Contention :: Tip 3

Primary Key

Uniqueness is a key factor when synchronizing data between SQL Server/Azure and multiple endpoints like Slates and Smartphones. With data simultaneously created and updated on servers and clients, ensuring rows are unique to avoid key collisions is critical. As you know, each row is uniquely identified by its Primary Key.

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 2

Database Storage

All DBAs know that Joining tables on non-indexed columns is the most expensive operation SQL Server can perform.

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 1

SAN Storage

The act of tracking changes made by each SQL Server Compact or Silverlight sync subscriber can cause a lot of locking and blocking on the server.

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database

Phone 7

About a month ago, I wrote an article intended to help you fill some of the gaps left by the missing SQL Server Compact database. Since your Windows Phone 7 Silverlight app is consuming an ObservableCollection of objects streaming down from Windows Azure and SQL Azure, it makes sense to organize those objects in a … Read more Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database